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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Sports, activity fees for students set

    SCARBOROUGH — Student athletes and those active in co-curriculars will be required to pay a fee to participate beginning in the fall. The fees for all high school sports are $100 per sport, and $50 for co-curricular activities. The fee for all middle school sports are $75 per sport a...

  • Council approves application for Shore Road path grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Shore Road path may be a step closer to reality, following a June 14 decision by the Town Council to authorize a grant application that would fund much of the construction costs. The application, due to the Maine Department of Transportation Quality Community Pro...

  • School Board reinstates six teachers

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board reinstated six teacher positions out of the 31 that were on the chopping block during a meeting on June 17. The reinstated positions were made possible when $206,000 was added to salary lines after the Town Council turned down the school's request to pu...

  • Herbie wood for sale this weekend

    YARMOUTH — The Herbie Project will sell green and kiln-dried elm wood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

  • L.L. Bean Discovery School hosts overnight kayakand camping tours

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School's kayak and camping trips will begin this July. Interested parties will be trained to paddle, and no experience is necessary. Groups will leave from the private paddling center on Casco Bay and the tour the nearby islands. Adventurers w...

  • Freeport Historical Society to host vintage baseball games

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society invites all children ages 6-10 to play a baseball game against the Essex Massachusetts Vintage baseball team on Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. The game will be played by rules from the 1860's.  Trophies from the Boston Red Sox 2004 and 20...

  • A Keen donation

    Artist Richard Keen recently created and donated a wall relief sculpture to the town of Topsham, where he resides. The sculpture will hang on a large wall in the municipal building stairwell. A former art teacher at West Harpswell School and at Mt. Ararat High School, Keen was awarded a $1,500 gr...

  • New roof could add up to $50k to People Plus renovations; Council Oks capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved its five-year Capital Improvement Program, but not before learning that $50,000 could be added to the cost of renovating a building at 35 Union St. The building is the new home for People Plus, a retirement services provider...